Vogue Series 002


Artist
Marcia Kure (Nigerian, b. 1970)
Date
2007
Medium
Kolanut pigment, watercolor, and pencil on paper
Dimensions
Sheet : 15 x 11 1/4 in. (38.1 x 28.58 cm)
Frame : 18 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. (47.63 x 37.15 cm)
Credit Line
Purchased with funds donated by Judith Kingma Hazelton ‘56
Object Number
2019.45.1

Label

Marcia Kure earned her BFA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka—one of Nigeria’s most influential art schools—in 1994. Since then she has built a solid international career and won widespread acclaim for her multi-media artworks that address issues of race, gender and cultural identity. These fantastical drawings combine visual references borrowed from both traditional African masquerades and Western haute couture fashion. The elegant, exotic forms are drawn with pigments derived from the kola nut, which are also used in traditional Nigerian Igbo culture for certain types of mural and body paintings. Kure currently lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey.   



 

Object Type
Drawing
Academic Themes
Female Artists